Justin Buchta

In the late 1980s, Justin was educated by some of Australia’s leading theatre teachers at the Actors Centre Sydney, and was invited to become Richard Hayes-Marshall’s apprentice teacher in beginner’s acrobatics and stage stunts in 1990. In 1991-92 Justin became a full time actor with Hayes-Marshall's company MOMENTUM-INTANDUM based in Glebe Sydney, he co-created original works for both adults and children, and performed at the Reginald Theatre, The Seymour Centre in 1991. In 1996, Justin completed the 2 year Jacques Lecoq theatre school as well as two stages of the L.E.M [94-95] and [98-99] and was commissioned to stage an outdoor public performance, based on themes from King 2 Lear, at Place St Marthe, Paris in 1999. In 2001 Justin moved to Porto and co-directed for ESPIRAL THEATRE, touring regional Portugal with an ensemble of 15 international artists playing in over 20 shows, and opened at the Crystal Palace Gardens Porto, for the European Capital of Culture Porto 2001. The show GIANTS & BIGHEADS toured the Azures islands, the Coin Street Festival London, and opened for the Brouhaha International Festival Liverpool, UK. Justin has taught acrobatics, art, movement and mask to people of all ages in Australia, the UK and Portugal, and currently teaches physical drama at the Australian Theatre for Young People Sydney. He is also an alumni of the Sydney College of the Arts [2003-09] MVA. And has exhibited sculpture for Sculpture by the Sea [2003 & 2005] and at P.I.C.A for “Hatched” [2006]. Justin has presented Live/art at Carriageworks for Performance Space, [the “Night Time” series], and has played at The Red Rattler Theatre, for the Sydney fringe 2010, The Zenith Theatre Chatswood, The Newtown Theatre, and the Old 505 Theatre for the Sydney Fringe 2012. As a director, Justin has staged three productions for the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Sydney including, The Sandbox by Edward Albee. Justin continues to write and present original contemporary fairytales about the adventures of a character called WouldMan!